The hardest part of creating this recipe was not eating all of the crab with salsa before my guests arrived! I truly understand why they call Alaskan king crab the King of the ocean – It is sweet and in my opinion better than lobster.
These canapés were such a huge hit at my annual Christmas party and were all eaten up so quickly and the highlight of the night! The crab and the salsa work so perfectly together and I used my chia chips recipe as the base but you could use any crisp bread or canapé base you like really.
I don’t think ill be able to ever eat crab any other way after making these! It’s a must try for any dinner party
What you’ll need (makes 25 canapés)
1kg cooked Alaskan king crab legs (from The Alaska Guys) peeled and broken up into small pieces
25-30 chia chips or canapé crisp bread (I used my chia chip recipe and made them into bigger squares)
2 truss tomatoes
4 celery stalks
4 tbsp pasata
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp belvedere vodka
1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
Dash tobacco (more or less depending on spice preference)
Sea salt and cracked pepper
1/3 cup sour cream
– Remove meat from crab claws and break up into small pieces and refrigerate in airtight container until ready to serve
– To make the salsa dice the tomato and celery into small pieces and mix in a bowl with the pasata, lemon juice, vodka, flat leaf parsley, tobacco and a generous sprinkle of sea salt and cracked pepper, refrigerate until ready to serve
– Only assemble canapés when you are ready to serve
– Mix the crab with the sour cream and spoon a tbsp of the crab mix on top of each cracker then top with a spoon of the bloody mary salsa and serve – they’ll be all eaten up before you get a chance to have one I’m sure!